Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Indie Music 90 (30 July-5 Aug 2009).

I'm going to see the Rural Alberta Advantage on Thursday at the Horseshoe---with more than 50 of my friends, apparently. This will be their CD release for Hometowns, an album they put out independently in early 2008, but have no re-released properly on Saddle Creek. Supporting acts that night are Hooded Fang and a newer band called The Wilderness of Manitoba, all from right here in Toronto. Promises to be a great night, and will likely be a sold out, so get your ticket soon! Advance tickets are on sale for $12 at Soundscapes, Rotate This, the Horseshoe front bar, or Ticketmaster.

More great concerts at Harbourfront (Island Soul Festival), Yonge-Dundas Square, the Irie Music Festival in Queen's Park...what else?

THURSDAY (30 july)

Toronto Acoustic Songwriters Collective presents An Acoustic Roots Revue Featuring, Matt York, Hear Comes the Cavalry, Lisa-Marie Kruchak, and Rhythm Nomad @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.

Alex Woodrow and The Peter James Project @ Zemra (778 St. Clair West), 9pm, pwyc.

Les Switch, Airheart, and Crazy Diamond @ Supermarket, 9pm, $5.

Shitty Limits (UK), Logic Problem, Urban Blight, and School Jerks @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $8.

* Bob Wiseman (vinyl release) - 20th anniversary party of the release of In Her Dream: Bob Wiseman Sings Wrench Tuttle feat. Final Fantasy, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Laura Barret, $100, Great Lake Swimmers, and many others @ The Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 10pm, free. Download the entire album for free.

Halls of Devotion (CD release) w/ Gabe Levine and Dorian & Dorian @ Teranga, 9pm, $5.

The Marksmen and Protocol @ The Trane Studio, 9pm, $5.

* Parlovr, Black Hat Brigade, and Cotton Mouth @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Download: Black Hat Brigade, "Kitchen Party" (Fathers, 2009).

The Main Thing feat. Barbara Mamabolo, DJ Double K (The Parkdale Funk Show) @ The Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 10pm, $10.

Diemonds @ 11:40pm, Baptized in Blood @ 10:50pm, Sun Sattelite @ 10:00pm, Forces @ 9:10pm. Lee's Palace, 8:30pm, $10.

Download: Diemonds, "Diemoney" (In the Rough, 2008).

Ronley Teper's Lipliners @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Kevin Hearn @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm. $10 (adv).

That's What She Said (CD release) w/ Kid Richards @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $8.

FRIDAY (31 july)

More More More and Dora Alexander @ Global Village Backpackers, 9pm, free.

* The Disraelis and Catl (2 sets) @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, $5.

Download: Catl, "Pickup Killed My Ford" (¿Adónde Vas? A Ningún Lado, 2009).
Download: The Disraelis, "Bitter Ash" (Demonstration, 2008).

TWM presents Clydesdale, Isle of Thieves, Social Clash, and Cut Throat Kids @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

Ready Steady Go! feat. DJ Smitty Cent, GoldenGirls, and DVAS @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

* Blood Ceremony, Orn, Reverse Mount Rushmore, and Orca @ The Silver Dollar, 9pm, $6.

* T H O M A S, Mantler, Nancy & Co., and The Cedar Strippers @ The Tranzac, 7:30pm, pwyc.

Lina Quesada, The Jessica Stuart Few, and Babalao Stereo Club @ The Poor Alex Theatre (772A Dundas St. W.), 9:30pm, $5.

The Calrizians @ The Painted Lady, 9pm, $10.

Download: The Calrizians, "Hernando's Hideaway" (Don't Let The Smooth Taste Fool You, 2007).

Grace over Diamonds @ 12:30pm, Defective by Design @ 11:30pm, House of Commons @ 10:30pm, My Enemy Mind @ 9:30pm. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $8.

Darlings Of Chelsea @ 12:30pm, Bella Clava (CD release) @ 11:30pm, Modified @ 10:45pm, Frail Fragment @ 10:00pm, Left Turn City @ 9:15pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $6.

SATURDAY (1 aug)

Secret Sessions feat. The Framework and Clothes Make The Man, presented by @ TARA (The Audio Recording Academy) 554 Queen St. E., 5 pm, free.

Bruno Capinan, Morgan Doctor, Alex McMaster, and Anita Katakkar @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.

The Joys w/ Decade of Sleep, Moondog Uproar, and Stone River @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $5.

The King Beez and The Weirdies @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm.

Fire Flower Revue, Cougar Bait, and Slowly, Slowly @ The Smiling Buddha Bar, 9pm, $5.

* TMW presents Old World Vulture, The Rogue Satellites, Tripping Hazard, and a secret headliner @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Promonium Jesters, Orphan Grinder, and Unicorpse @ The Blue Moon, 9pm, $6.

Brandon Paris Band @ 12:00pm, Weekend Warriors @ 11:00pm, Chasing Arcadia @ 10:00pm. Lee's Palace, 9pm, $8.

* Religious Knives, Heaven, Mean Red Spiders, Kaleidescope City, and Woodward Company @ Silver Dollar, 10:15pm, $10 (or $8 adv).

SUNDAY (2 aug)

Poisonous Glass @ The Hideout, 11pm, free.

Sing-A-Long Sundays, hosted by Steve Singh @ The Draek Hotel (Lounge), 9pm, free. Every week.

Drunkdriver (NYC), Mature Situations, Ultrathin, and Magic Cheezies @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $8.

Wavelength 474 feat. Allie Hughes, Valley of the Shadow of Death, and Ginger & Irene, hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, pwyc.

Lua or Die w/ The Calrizians and Evil Farm Children @ The Cadillac Lounge, 9pm, $5. Surf!

Download: The Calrizians, "Hernando's Hideaway" (Don't Let The Smooth Taste Fool You, 2007).

*Catl w/ The Speaking Tongues @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

Download: The Speaking Tongues, "Doctor Doctor" (Wild Sound, 2008).
Download: Catl, "Pickup Killed My Ford" (¿Adónde Vas? A Ningún Lado, 2009).

MONDAY (3 aug)

Elvis Monday feat. Spirit Bear, Whole Entire Universe, Event Horizon, Cadillacs of Men, and others @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Shoeless Monday feat. Dirty Beloved @ 11:15pm, Hellomarx @ 10:15pm, and Creeping Charlie @ 9:15pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

Grady Mutzel, Ethan Master (The Hawaiian Ukelele), The Got To Get Got (acoustic) @ Heartbeat (960 Queen St. W.), 7pm, pwyc.

TUESDAY (4 aug)

Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Lesson @ 11:40pm, Pumps @ 10:50pm, Broken Bricks @ 10:00pm, and Violent Kin @ 9:10pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

CaMp CoMbO (EP release) @ Mitzi's Sister, 9pm, pwyc.

Download: CaMp CoMbO, "Rock Paper Scissors" (Rock Paper Scissors, 2007).

* Paul Linklater & the Murmurers w/ The Billie Hollies @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 10pm.


Songwriters Showcase feat. Elora Mulligan, Katey Morley, The Silver Speakers, Ian McNamara, Free Man On The Land, and more @ Mullins (917 Kingston Rd), 8:30pm, free.

PWYC Weds feat. The Camel Tones, Danger! Danger!, The Deadly Hopefuls, and Jay Sparrow @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

* Quarry Records presents Kensington Prairie, Shawn Clarke, and Brooke Manning @ Graffiti's Bar & Grill, 9pm, pwyc.

Sunbear, Damian Rogers, and Greg Keelor @ Graffiti's Bar & Grill, 9pm, pwyc.

* Radiocreek Productions presents Kleenex, An Inventory of Contemporary Ambient, Experimental, Beats, Mash-Makers and Performance feat. Joda Clement, Freida Abtan, TouchBoy, Spain's Most Extravagant Mexican, and Ken Farrell (Gravity Wave) @ The Drake Underground, 7pm-midnight, $4.

Download: Freida Abtan, "The Act of Repetition" (Subtle Movements, 2007).
Download: Gravity Wave, "Buffalo Jump" (Twin Prime Conjecture, 2008).

Doomstar, The O'Darling, and Now Yr Taken @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Download: The O'Darling, "Embroideries" (The O'Darling, 2009).

Hamilton Trading Co., Nick Storring, Nancy & Co., and more @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 8:30pm, $5.

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